9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 28th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi sightseeing planner.

Memmingen, Germany to Levi is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memmingen to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memmingen in December, expect nights in Levi to be much colder, around -15°C, while days are slightly colder, around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip site.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.